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First Stage Theatre Company and the Developmental Therapy Center in Huntington, WV are excited to announce auditions for their May 2018 presentation of Shrek the Musical.

Audition Dates: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, January 7th, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. There is no need to reserve audition time slots. Those auditioning are welcome to arrive anytime during the listed hours.
Audition Location: Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, 5747 East Pea Ridge Road, Huntington, WV 25705
Audition Age Requirements: Open to young people anywhere between first grade and high school senior. Children with special needs are encouraged to audition.
Audition Requirements: Those auditioning should be prepared to sing 30 seconds from a stage musical song of their choice, no pop tunes or acapella singing will be allowed. An accompanist will be provided, so feel free to bring sheet music if you have it, or you are welcome to sing along to a track. Wear clothes and shoes appropriate for dancing as you will be taught a short dance. You will also be required to read a few lines from the script.
Performance Dates: May 4th, 5th and 6th, 2018 at the Huntington High School Auditorium

Shrek the Musical, first performed in 2008, is based off the immensely popular 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek, and features music by Jeanine Tesori with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. The story follows the misadventures of Shrek and Donkey as they travel to the Kingdom of Duloc and beyond. Shrek's peaceful life in his swamp is interrupted when a large band of fairytale creatures show up on his property after being banished from their lands by the Evil Lord Farquaad. Shrek, annoyed at the interruption and wanting the fairytale creatures to leave, sets out to speak with Lord Farquaad in hopes of regaining his swamp back. Farquaad, sensing an opportunity to use Shrek to his advantage, agrees to help Shrek only if he rescues Princess Fiona. What follows is a magnificent quest that neither Shrek nor Donkey could have imagined.

Production staff for Shrek the Musical includes Director Zach Davis, Music Director Laura Campbell, Costume Designer Tish Maynard, Choreographers Melissa Marcum and Ashleigh Bannon-Dyer, and Producers Debbie Jackson and Leslie Comer-Porter.

The mission of the First Stage Theatre Company is to provide opportunities to develop communication and social skills for children through participation in the performing arts and to promote fine arts education. The Development Therapy Center of Huntington provides quality occupational therapy, including physical therapy and speech-language therapy, as well as special instruction services to those with special needs in the Tri-State area regardless of the patient's disability or ability to pay for the services.

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